Yungas
       
     
Death Road
       
     
Chacaltaya summit
       
     
Desert of Siloli
       
     
View of the Ollagüe volcano
       
     
Salar de Uyuni
       
     
Isla Incahuasi
       
     
Isla Incahuasi
       
     
Laguna Cañapa
       
     
Aguas Calientes
       
     
Laguna Colorada
       
     
Isla del Sol
       
     
The lake Titicaca and la Cordillera Real from Isla del Sol
       
     
Salar de Uyuni
       
     
Yungas
       
     
Yungas

It was incredible to see how in one hour driving the landscape from Canadian mountains like changed to this. With yungas the Incas were referring to the intermediate zone between the Andean Plateau and the rainforest. That road on the right has a nice nickname: Death Road.

 

Death Road
       
     
Death Road

It was built by Paraguayan war prisoners in the 1930s and until the 1998 it was the only road connecting La Paz with the East of Bolivia. It was estimated that 200-300 people died yearly. Today is an attraction for mountain bike rides.

Chacaltaya summit
       
     
Chacaltaya summit

The elevation is 5421 m, bring coca leaves to deal altitude sickness. The other mountain at the end is Huayna Potosí.

Desert of Siloli
       
     
Desert of Siloli

Here is located the famous stone tree, that white thing on the ground is snow.

View of the Ollagüe volcano
       
     
View of the Ollagüe volcano

This volcano is still active and it is shared between Chile and Bolivia. The Bolivian guide, without hiding satisfaction, explained that the active side in on the Chilean side.

 

Salar de Uyuni
       
     
Salar de Uyuni

The movement of the tectonic plates created a huge lake of salty water, that evaporated leaving a endless desert of salt of 10582 square kilometres, more than 6 times the area of London.

Isla Incahuasi
       
     
Isla Incahuasi

Inside the Salar de Uyuni there is an island with life

Isla Incahuasi
       
     
Isla Incahuasi

Here, some cactus are more than one thousand years old.

Laguna Cañapa
       
     
Laguna Cañapa

Flamingos can populate these lagoons although the weather can be very cold and the water very toxic (the white are sediments of borax) due to an incredible body.

Aguas Calientes
       
     
Aguas Calientes

The area is volcanic, is not a surprise the view of hot water sources.

Laguna Colorada
       
     
Laguna Colorada

The color of this lagoon is given by a particular type of algae living there, and it can be seen only when the wind is blowing. Again there is the presence of borax and flamingos.

 

Isla del Sol
       
     
Isla del Sol

The legends states there the birthplace of the first Inca emperor and so of the Inca culture.

The lake Titicaca and la Cordillera Real from Isla del Sol
       
     
The lake Titicaca and la Cordillera Real from Isla del Sol

It was beautiful view a so alpine landscape mixed with a lake that looked like a sea for how much it is large.

Salar de Uyuni
       
     
Salar de Uyuni

The sunset is over, the night and the cold will arrive soon.